Oatmeal and bananas are supposed to be great for reducing cholesterol, as is anything with lots of fiber, which will help pull the cholesterol out of you.
Keep an eye on the sodium, which will be much easier to do if you are eating whole foods and not processed ones.
Some of my favorite snacks which might work for you:
-Raw cucumbers, carrots or sliced peppers and 1/4 c. hummus
-Banana or apple with 1 Tbsp. nut butter
-Sliced deli meat rolls on a lettuce leaf, sprinkled with spices (look for Thanksgiving-style or other lower-salt versions)
-Low-fat string cheese
-Fruit! Any piece of fruit or a cup of berries is a GREAT snack. Add some ground flax seeds for an extra nutritional punch!
-Smoked oysters on whole-wheat crackers
-Decadent "peanut butter cup" smoothie: one banana, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. protein powder (I use Trader Joe's chocolate-flavored hemp protein), 1 c. milk or milk substitute, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter... delicious!
I believe you can set your Spark nutrition goals to consider both of your health concerns, and they will automatically populate all meals and snacks for you, to help you see what is "good for you" so you can start to learn to plan all of your own eating.
| current weight: 132.0